Event Info

KVPD Dragon Boat Races

Experience Dragon Boat Racing

Kankakee Valley Park District has partnered with GWN Dragon Boat to bring this exciting sport to Kankakee Illinois! Our first annual Dragon Boat Festival will consist of up to 20 teams on the water and activities for the fans to sit back and enjoy a day at the river!

Experience the RUSH!

Dragon boat is the ultimate team sport, welcoming all paddlers regardless of age or fitness level. Whether you want to get fit and exercise your competitive streak, or meet people and learn new skills, you're in the right place.


The event will take place at the KVPD River Road Boat Launch on the South side of the Kankakee River. The entrance is just 1/4 Mile East of Ice Valley Center along side the River Road Softball Fields.